Q and A: What to Do in the Aftermath of Storms

By Stacy Mellete

Storm damage restoration is a reality that homeowners have to deal with after a storm has passed. Clients often ask us what to do in the aftermath. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive.

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Storm Damage?

An ounce of prevention, as they say, is worth more than a pound of cure. Before the next storm arrives, you need to have professional roofers inspect your roof to ensure it’s in tip-top shape and everything’s in order. Pros can help see to it that potential problem areas are taken care of and weatherproofing is at its optimal state.

Q and A: What to Do in the Aftermath of Storms

Can I Undertake Repairs on My Own?

No matter your level of DIY experience, roofing should be done by professional roofers alone. This is especially important if a storm is still raging outside. You can place yourself in immediate danger and may even cause more problems. It’s better to call an emergency services hotline.

How Should I Proceed in the Aftermath?

As much as possible, don’t climb your roof. You can never tell how extensive the damage is, so it’s better not to put yourself in harm’s way by attempting DIY roof repairs. Make it a point to always keep your trusted roofer’s contact details handy.

How Do I Know Which Roofer to Trust?

Ask for referrals from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can gauge a roofer’s ability to render services you can depend on through testimonials. Also, prioritize local companies as their business is built on reputation. They’re more likely to offer the best services in your area and they know the climatic quirks of the locale.

Affordable Roofing Systems is your local roofing contractor  for storm damage restoration and hail damage repair. We always strive to provide every customer with outstanding quality service.

We serve Brandon, Largo, and Tampa, FL, as well as other nearby areas. To get a free estimate, call us now at (813) 542-8462.

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